Elton John and David Furnish Marry in England: See the Photos!

Elton John and David Furnish.

Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday (Dec. 21) on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.

Elton John Posts First Instagram Just in Time for Wedding

The couple converted their civil bond under new laws implemented in England earlier this year that allow same-sex marriages.

On Sunday the couple posted an Instagram picture of themselves preparing to sign official documents. "That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony!" they wrote.

 

The exchange of vows. #ShareTheLove

A photo posted by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on Dec 12, 2014 at 7:14am PST


John and Furnish planned a celebration at their estate near Windsor Castle west of London. An A-list crowd is expected -- even if the festivities are likely to be much more sedate than the parties in John's hell-raising rock 'n' roll days.

The singer -- known for an impressive string of hits dating back decades -- promised to post pictures of the festivities to fans around the world.

The nuptials came as no surprise: John had tweeted about his plans earlier in the week, and earlier in the year had praised England for embracing same-sex marriage. He said there had been a remarkable change in a country where homosexual acts had long been deemed criminal offenses.

 

Zachary grabs David's iPhone and takes a photo of his brother while we exchange our vows. #ShareTheLove

A photo posted by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on Dec 12, 2014 at 6:44am PST


John said the wedding would be a joyous occasion shared with the couple's two sons, Zachary and Elijah.

The singer had said earlier this year that he and Furnish planned to take advantage of the changes to the law, even though they already had a civil bond recognized by the courts.

"We shouldn't just say, 'Oh well, we have a civil partnership, we're not going to bother to get married," he said.

John and Furnish met in 1993. Both have been active in a number of charities, with John focusing on efforts to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 in recognition of his charitable works.

 

That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish

Ein von Elton John (@eltonjohn) gepostetes Foto am Dez 12, 2014 at 3:20 PST

 

It's beginning!! The Registrar welcomes our guests. #ShareTheLove

Ein von Elton John (@eltonjohn) gepostetes Foto am Dez 12, 2014 at 6:15 PST

 

And the tables are set for a delicious lunch. #ShareTheLove

A photo posted by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on Dec 12, 2014 at 7:29am PST

 

Today's menu! #ShareTheLove

Fotka zveřejněná uživatelem Elton John (@eltonjohn), Pro 12, 2014 at 7:32 PST